Definitions of Managed Objects for Fibre Channel Over TCP/IP (FCIP)
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Network Working Group                                       R. Natarajan
Request for Comments: 4404                                   F5 Networks
Category: Standards Track                                A. Rijhsinghani
                                           Accton Technology Corporation
                                                           February 2006

  Definitions of Managed Objects for Fibre Channel Over TCP/IP (FCIP)

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006).

Abstract

   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets.
   In particular, it defines objects for managing  Fibre Channel Over
   TCP/IP (FCIP) entities, which are used to interconnect Fibre Channel
   (FC) fabrics with IP networks.

Table of Contents

   1. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   2. Overview of FCIP Management Model ...............................2
   3. Relationship to Other MIBs ......................................4
   4. MIB Definitions .................................................6
   5. Security Considerations ........................................29
   6. IANA Considerations ............................................30
   7. Acknowledgements ...............................................30
   8. Normative References ...........................................30
   9. Informative References .........................................31

Natarajan & Rijhsinghani    Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4404                        FCIP MIB                   February 2006

1.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework

   For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of
   RFC 3410 [RFC3410].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  MIB objects are generally
   accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
   Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the
   Structure of Management Information (SMI).  This memo specifies a MIB
   module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58,
   RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580
   [RFC2580].

2.  Overview of FCIP Management Model

   Note that the Fibre Channel Over TCP/IP (FCIP) Entity is fully
   described in [RFC3821] from a functional point of view.  A collection
   of multiple instances of FCIP Entities and the corresponding FC
   Entities, described in [FCBB2], within an SNMP Context is referred to
   as an FCIP device here.  This section describes FCIP from a
   management point of view.

        +------------------------------------------+
        | FCIP Device                              |
        |                                          |
        |   +-----------+       +-----------+      |
        |   |FCIP Entity|       |FCIP Entity|      |
        |   |           |       |           |      |
        |   |           |       |           |      |
        |   +--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+      |
        |      |  |  |             |  |  |         |
        |      |  |  |             |  |  |         |
        |     FCIP Links         FCIP Links        |
        |                                          |
        +------------------------------------------+

   The FCIP device provides an IP-based interconnection model for
   interconnecting FC fabric elements.  In this model, the FCIP devices
   along with the IP network on which they are running provide a new
   FCIP transport network.

   This IP-based FCIP Interconnection Model supports the following
   topology:

   o The FCIP-based transport network is formed by interconnecting the
     FCIP devices.

Natarajan & Rijhsinghani    Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 4404                        FCIP MIB                   February 2006

   o Each FCIP device has one or more FCIP Entities or Instances.

   o Peer FCIP Entities are connected by FCIP Links attached to
     VE_ports/B_Access.

   o Each FCIP Link Endpoint contains one or more Data Engines.

   o The FCIP device can work as a stand-alone box or as part of a FC
     fabric element.

   Each FCIP Entity managed by this MIB is referred to as an FCIP
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